When does workers' compensation eligibility go into effect?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Movements like this have been instrumental in decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health issues and mental illnesses over the years.
In light of Maryland's stay-at-home orders, several workers have transitioned to working from home, including teachers and office workers.
Workers' compensation benefits provide injured workers and their families with critical support while they recover from a work-related injury.
There are several jobs associated with a high risk of injuries. Construction work, factory work and emergency response work are often the jobs individuals think of as carrying the most risk for workers.
If workers suffer an injury on the job, many thoughts will run through their minds all at once. The pain is first, but then workers often wonder what they will do when they cannot work and how they will provide for their family.
From construction workers to retail workers, many workers climb up and down ladders countless times each day at work. It is a part of everyday work for many, but those trips up and down the ladder can carry more risks than workers might think.
In a past blog post, we discussed how Maryland's workers' compensation laws specifically protect firefighters whose cancer diagnoses relate directly to their job. And while firefighters face some of the highest risks of cancer in their line of work, many other jobs increase workers' risk of getting cancer as well.
The physical pain and stress of a work injury can be overwhelming. Regardless of whether workers suffered a broken leg or a traumatic brain injury, they might have a long road to recovery ahead of them.
At the end of 2019, CNBC reported on new data that indicated what the most dangerous jobs were in the country. These jobs included roofers, refuse and recycle collectors and construction workers. It seemed that almost every other job on the list involved a significant amount of outdoor work.